May 19, 1976 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Dallas Stars
|NHL Draft||20th overall, 1994
 Playing career
He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, First Round, Twentieth Overall. Before turning pro, he played four seasons (1993–97) at the University of Michigan, where he helped lead the Wolverines to an NCAA national championship in 1996. He is the only Canadian to ever win a Gold Medal in three straight World Junior Hockey Championships. In eight seasons as a pro, Botterill played in 481 professional games, including 88 in the National Hockey League with the Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames, and Buffalo Sabres. Other stops in his career included the Michigan K-Wings and Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League and the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League, where he was a member of the 2001 Calder Cup championship team. After serving as the Flames captain in 2001–02, Botterill signed with Buffalo as a free agent.
His career was abruptly halted when, as a member of the Rochester Americans, he suffered a concussion during a game against the Syracuse Crunch on October 31, 2004. After missing the next 49 games, Botterill announced his retirement from hockey. As of 2005, Botterill remains in the Rochester area with his fiancee, Andrea McDonald.
 Management career
Botterill received his MBA from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2007. Following his playing career, he worked with the NHL Offices and the NHL Central Registry and spent the 2006–2007 season as a scout for the Dallas Stars.
On July 17, 2007 the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Jason's hiring as director of hockey administration. His main responsibilities include monitoring the salary cap and contract research and negotiations, but he will also work with salary arbitration and preparation as well as scouting. Botterill was promoted by the Penguins to assistant general manager on May 22, 2009. He replaced Chuck Fletcher, who was named General Manager of the Minnesota Wild on the same day. In The Hockey News 2011 edition of the 100 Most Powerful people in ice hockey, Botterill was considered one of the Top 40 under the age of 40.
Jason's sister, Jennifer Botterill enjoyed numerous successes with the Canadian Women's team, before retiring in 2011. His mother Doreen McCannell participated in speed skating at the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics. His father Cal Botterill is a professor at the University of Winnipeg.
 Career statistics
 Regular season and playoffs
|1993–94||University of Michigan||CCHA||37||21||19||40||94||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||University of Michigan||CCHA||34||14||14||28||117||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||University of Michigan||CCHA||37||32||25||57||143||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||University of Michigan||CCHA||42||37||24||61||129||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Orlando Solar Bears||IHL||17||7||8||15||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Saint John Flames||AHL||21||3||4||7||39||3||0||0||0||19|
|2000–01||Saint John Flames||AHL||60||13||20||33||101||19||2||7||9||30|
|2001–02||Saint John Flames||AHL||71||21||21||42||121||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||1995 Red Deer|
|Junior int'l totals||20||2||7||9||20|
- Dave Molinari (October 18, 2009). "Quite The Sister Act. Hockey Has Been Good To Penguins Assistant General Manager Jason Botterill, But Even He Admits He's Not The Most Accomplished In His Family". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. C14. Retrieved July 6, 2012. Unknown parameter
- "Fitzgerald, Botterill Hope To Enhance Penguins". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- The Hockey News, Volume 64, Number 14, January 17, 2011, p.25, Publisher: Caroline Andrews, Transcontinental Media
|Dallas Stars first round draft pick